Ruger Rimfire Challenge draws 112 shooters

On Saturday, May 19, the Rockford Sportsman’s Club (RSC) hosted the 2012 Ruger Rimfire Challenge. This was a charity shoot and RSC will be donating a check for at least $2,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project (visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org for more information).

RSC is proud to be selected again this year to host the event and there will be 14 sanctioned regional and state matches across the USA in 2012, reported Scott Fries, match director. The 2012 World Championship Ruger Rimfire Match will be held in September in New Tripoli, Pa.

“We had 112 registered shooters from lower and upper Michigan, Ohio and Illinois. A .22 caliber pistol and rifle were required. Each of the six unique stages involved all steel targets, which allows the shooter to instantly tell if they had a hit or a miss,” Fries said.

Winners of a prize table with over $3,500 in donated items from Ruger’s national sponsors were chosen by a random drawing. Among the prizes shooters could win were three Ruger firearms. All shooters who completed the courses of fire took home a prize that included gift certificates and firearms accessories.

“This match was made possible by seventeen RSC member volunteers that step up again and again to ensure that our events are fun, well-organized and safe,” said Fries.

Winners included: first place men’s limited division, Jake Wedge of Belding and Terry Waskul of Richland (second place). First place in men’s open division was Craig Brunner from Cedar Springs and Jake Wedge of Belding (second place). First place in women’s limited division was Angel Miller of Kentwood. First place in women’s open division was Ellen Klungle of Rockford. All 11 junior shooters received a participation award plaque.

For more information and pictures regarding this and future events, check out www.rockfordsportsmansclub.com. RSC is a 501-C3 organization and all events are open to the public.

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